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From the blog: Thanking the people of Grano - I have been living for 15 months in a beautiful place in southeast Italy in the region of Apulia in the southernmost part of Salento and almost a year of that time was with my family. I have been conducting ethnographic research for the GSMIS project, which consists of making dozens of close friendships, participating in local life [] http://ow.ly/2P33Yh
Razvan Nicolescu expresses his gratitude to the people in his field site.
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From the blog: On Not Resolving an Issue With Statistics - For 18 months, we have worked together on the ethnography of The Glades. As part of this, we intend to write a joint paper focusing on the research we did within four local secondary schools on sixth formers aged 16-18. This will be concerned with the precise impact of new social media on relationships between school pupils, [] http://ow.ly/2Nhrf1
Danny Miller explains how he and Ciara looked into cyber bullying in secondary schools.
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From the blog: The qualitative insights we get from applying questionnaires http://ow.ly/2MHVA0
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From the blog: All in the pose - Danny and I are in the midst of looking at hundreds of Facebook profiles and in his case, Twitter and Instagram feeds as well to start writing the first book to come out of the project so far, What They Post. The project has always intended to be an anthropology of social media, but as we [] The post All in the pose appeared first on Global Social Media Impact Study. http://ow.ly/2MlI1K
How posts on social media can be a route into doing ethnography itself. Jolynna Sinanan looks at posts by women and what it says about gender in Trinidad.
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From the blog: On death and desserts: Mourning heroes on Facebook http://ow.ly/2LBaMs
Nell Haynes explains how the deaths that get attention on Facebook reveal users' relationships to local vs. global discourses.
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From the blog: What does poverty look like on social media? - This blog post is part of a much larger theme of the impact of social media on low income populations. This is most debated among social media theorists and activists and is also one of the research objectives of the Global Social Media Impact Study. I will give just a few insights on this issue [...] http://ow.ly/2L8GNh
This blog post is part of a much larger theme of the impact of social media on low income populations. This is most debated among social media theorists and activists and is also one of the research objectives of the Global Social Media Impact Study. I will give just a few insights on this issue [...]
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From the blog: Regulating the body in Chilean cyberspace - Last week, a friend here in Northern Chile posted on his Facebook wall a stylized drawing of a woman’s body with the words: “Don’t show your naked body on social networking sites. Gain the admiration and respect of your contacts and friends by showing your qualities as a person. What makes you sexy and [] http://ow.ly/2NTc0P
Nell Haynes writes about memes used to regulate women's bodies in Chile and what fake profiles might tell us about social dynamics behind them.
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From the blog: Pin Down the Questions - “You should know that the majority of PhD students feel some regret that they didn’t ask enough questions when they came back from the field.” Danny advised so when we walked past a beautiful bamboo forest last year in October when he came to visit my field site. At that time, after five-months of [] http://ow.ly/2N01xY
Researcher Xinyuan Wang using first-hand research experience to disscuss 'How to ask questions' during anthropological field work
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From the blog: What’s the point of ethnographic fieldwork? - Being an anthropologist is one of the strangest jobs in the world. For the last 15 months, I’ve been living in a small rural town in North China, where I have been doing ethnographic fieldwork on the impact of social media in the town. In a few days time I will say a final farewell to [] The post What’s the point of ethnographic fieldwork? appeared first on Global Social Media Impact Study. http://ow.ly/2MxK8e
Dr Tom McDonald reflects on the use of ethnographic fieldwork in research for cultural understanding, based on his work in rural China.
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From the blog: What is an anthropological global generalisaion? http://ow.ly/2LUmAb
Danny Miller gives a glimpse of some of our findings so far and explains the difficulties of making generalisations.
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From the blog: Harassment and social media - As soon as I arrived in my field site, I was told by my first informants that Facebook is often used to prove to other people that their life is happy, full of happy relationships and lived accordingly with moral codes, especially when these codes are not followed in 'real' life. I genuinely understood [...] http://ow.ly/2LjI74
Elisabetta Costa looks at how Facebook is used to portray an ideal marriage to cover up multiple affairs.
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From the blog: Between walls: methodology for comparing Chinese and non-Chinese social media http://ow.ly/2KMtNJ
Dr Tom McDonald discusses the methodology used to perform comparison between the use of Chinese and non-Chinese social media and the challenges it raises.
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Researching and understanding the impact of social media for humankind
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The UCL Global Social Media Impact Study based at the UCL Department of Anthropology is dedicated to understanding the implications of social media use for global humankind and society, and explaining their significance for the future of the social sciences.